Bladt Industries has installed the transformer on the offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium.According to the Danish company, three cranes were necessary for the installation of the 235t transformer on the substation.Source: BladtTo remind, the substation topside began its journey towards Bladt’s premises in Aalborg from Mostostal Pomorze in Poland in mid-April.Bladt is responsible for designing, building and installing the substation, as well as for monopile foundations which will house the turbines and the topside.The 219MW Northwester 2 wind farm will comprise 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines located some 50km north-west of Oostende in the Belgian North Sea.Offshore construction is expected to start in June this year, with commissioning expected in 2020.
The police in Jamaica have launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to a fire at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Andrew early Sunday. Damages estimated at J$100,000The blaze was put out by firefighters from the Half-Way-Tree station. Damage has been estimated at J$100,000.The church’s pastor, Rev Father Donald Chambers, said he did not wish to speak directly to the matter as it was under investigation but said that he and members of his congregation were saddened by the incident. Altar damagedThe police report that early morning fire damaged the altar at the popular church, resulting in the morning service being moved to the church hall.The communications arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force reported that around 1:20 am on Sunday a clergyman who lives on the property was awoken by the security guard on duty who reported that the altar, linens, vestments, and items close by were on fire. Feel violated and abused“We feel violated and abused, but we realize this is part of life. We have to ride the tide and get to the root of it. I told the congregation, “Listen, we are people of faith, we walk by faith and not by sight, so whatever happens, the church exists not because of a building, it exists because of the faith of the community’,” Chambers said.
This Saturday, February 23rd, the city of Tamarac in South Florida, will host the One Tamarac Multi-Cultural Festival. Dubbed as a, “free festival celebrating the many faces and voices which make up our community,” the event will take place at the Tamarac Sports Complex, with legendary Jamaican reggae band, Inner Circle, booked as the headline performance. Inner Circle is a Grammy award winning band known as the “Bad Boys of Reggae”. A noteworthy moment during the band’s career is playing at the historical 1978 One Love Reggae Peace Concert in Jamaica, which featured Bob Marley as he sought to bridge Jamaica’s political divide. That same year, the group’s hitmaking streak began when their “Everything Is Great” album landed on the Top 20 list in the U.K., and graced the Top 10 charts in France. The album was produced under Chris Blackwell’s Island Records. In the 90’s, Inner Circle also achieved success with its hit single “Bad Boys”. The song went #1 in Europe and was selected as the theme song for Fox TV show Cops, which led it to become the #1 most played reggae song across the globe. By 1993, Inner Circle secured the Grammy for Best Reggae Album for “Bad Boys”. The single resurfaced as a hit when it was used as the track title for the Bad Boys movie series, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The band’s “Summer Jammin” was also featured on the soundtrack of Beverly Hills Cop III, starring Eddie Murphy. Members of Inner Circle also founded recording studio, Circle House Studios, based in Miami, which is today a leading music house responsible for being the birthplace of Pharrell Williams’ most popular song to date, “Happy”. Over the last 20 years, the band has toured the world extensively, and remains a major player on the music scene through its collaborations with popular new acts, such as Snoop Dogg, Chronixx, Flo Rida and Pitbull. While Inner Circle will undoubtedly be an unforgettable part of the One Tamarac Multi-Cultural Festival, attendees can also expect other memorable performances. True its multicultural theme, the city’s lineup also includes Latin band, Fondo Blanco, and Aloha Islanders, a Polynesian dance group. The One Tamarac Multi-Cultural Festival will cater to the entire family. Food trucks, a cultural exhibition area, children’s zone, and fireworks are also on the agenda. Gates will open at 4pm, and the event is scheduled to end by 8pm. For more information on the One Tamarac Multi-Cultural Festival, visit Tamarac.org.
For champions, Liverpool, they have a pretty tough start to the season with a trip to Chelsea, a match against Arsenal and a Merseyside derby in their first five games.Man City have to contend with matches against Wolves, Leicester and Arsenal while Man Utd face only Tottenham from last season’s top 6 from last season in their first five matches.Aside from their Week 2 match against Liverpool, Chelsea will also take on Crystal Palace and Southampton in their opening fixtures.Take a look at the first 5 PL Fixtures for last season’s Top 6 and ArsenalLiverpoolv Leeds (H)v Chelsea (A)v Arsenal (H)v Aston Villa (A)v Everton (A)Man Cityv Aston Villa (H)v Wolves (A)v Leicester (H)v Leeds (A)v Arsenal (H)Man Utdv Burnley (A)v Crystal Palace (H)v Brighton (A)v Tottenham (H)v Newcastle (A)Chelseav Brighton (A)v Liverpool (H)v West Brom (A)v Crystal Palace (H)v Southampton (H)Leicester Cityv West Brom (A)v Burnley (H)v Man City (A)v West Ham (H)v Aston Villa (H)Tottenhamv Everton (H)v Southampton (A)v Newcastle (H)v Man Utd (A)v West Ham (H)Arsenalv Fulham (A)v West Ham (H)v Liverpool (A)v Sheffield Utd (H)v Man City (A) Next season in the Premier League promises to be one of the most exciting in recent history.It’s hoped that it will, at the very least, be more competitive than the last campaign which saw Liverpool walk away with the title.It’s certainly shaping up to be a more unpredictable season with Chelsea and Man City already making high-profile signings, Man Utd chasing big-name targets, Liverpool keeping their title-winning squad intact and FA Cup winners, Arsenal hoping for a much better league campaign.With the release of the new season’s fixtures, all the sides in the Premier League sides have a fair idea of what they need to do to ensure they are in a decent-enough position come May.The fixtures will be particularly interesting to the teams hoping to make it into the Top 4 this season and those hoping to remain in it.More from Citi Sports
The tryouts continue for the Lakers. Coach Mike D’Antoni kept mixing and matching, and then all of a sudden, it clicked.Trying to gain traction for most of three quarters Sunday night, the Lakers gave a little taste of what was to come late in the third quarter, then took off and ran away from Detroit in a 114-99 win at Staples Center.While Jordan Hill picked up career highs with 24 points and 17 rebounds to build a foundation, the Lakers’ shooters then caught fire and buried the Pistons to end a two-game losing streak.It was Nick Young (19 points), it was Jodie Meeks (19 points), it was a little of Pau Gasol (12 points, nine rebounds, seven assists) and Wesley Johnson (13 points, two blocks) as the Lakers took over a game in which they had trailed by as many as nine points. “There were just so many guys who played well tonight,” D’Antoni said.And they did it with a little reunion of that bench mob that started the season so well.In the third quarter, the Lakers caught the Pistons three times but couldn’t pass them. Then in the final two minutes, Young hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Jordan Farmar closed the quarter with a baseline jumper, and the Lakers had a 79-71 lead.Then Hill took the court with reserves Xavier Henry, Young, Farmar and Sean Williams, and in fewer than two minutes, the lead was 14 points.The Lakers went on to shoot 62.5 percent in the final period. “It’s that group that was one of our best lineups,” D’Antoni said. “We finally kind of got back to it. I didn’t play Chris Kaman in the second half and that was kind of a casualty to it. I had to get back to the lineup that’s been best this year.”Hill, who worked his way into the starting lineup, also had a career-best 11 field goals and missed only four shots. “It’s his hustle, his energy, he’s put together some nice games,” D’Antoni said of Hill. “He’s just got to keep it right there, and he can. He’s got more confidence, more minutes, more everything.“He’s playing as hard as he can play, he’s got talent and he keeps getting better. His little jump hook is better. He hasn’t made his jump shot this year like he did last year … if he adds that like he already has, then yeah, I don’t see why he can’t do this. You never know. Anything close to this would be pretty doggone good.”Hill added five offensive rebounds in his 35 minutes.“We needed this,” he said. “We were on a losing streak and weren’t playing with a lot of energy lately. Tonight we did.“Everybody came out with a lot of energy. We don’t have Steve Nash or Kobe. But we have guys who know they need to step up. We’re all stepping up.”Almost lost in the shuffle was guard Steve Blake, who had nine points and a season-best 16 assists as he holds down the fort at point guard with Nash sidelined.And the Lakers (5-7) are improving as they all hold the fort until Kobe Bryant makes his return.“I think we’re getting better as a team,” D’Antoni said. “We have to play full out for 48 and then Kobe comes back and that identity changes. We just need to win as many as we can, get as good as we can.”With Meeks hitting 4 of his 7 3-point tries, the Lakers went 10 for 25 from distance. It all helped offset a pretty good shooting night from the Pistons (3-6).Guard Brandon Jennings led Detroit with 23 points and 14 assists. Josh Smith had 18 points and eight rebounds, and center Andre Drummond had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Greg Monroe had 17 points and Rodney Stucky came off the bench to score 16. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
If you’re not a fan of keeping the Xbox One controller with you on the couch when watching TV, but don’t want to shout at your television to change the channel, Microsoft has announced the Xbox One Media Remote to help you out.A separate remote control for a console that can be almost entirely controlled with a wave of the hand or a spoken word may not seem like a necessary item, but there’s plenty of users out there who disagree. The Xbox One didn’t offer a remote control at launch, despite being positioned as the all-in-one entertainment console that you can plug your cable box into. The setup really demands a universal remote of sorts, and soon it appears you’ll be able to buy one.The remote is expected to give the user control over volume and a dedicated One Guide button that gives you channel control as long as you are in a country that supports it.The controller is backlit and motion sensitive, so as soon as you pick it up the keys will start to glow. You’ve got basic media control functions that will apply to all of the video apps for the console, as well as the menu buttons seen on the Xbox One controller. It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect from an Xbox One media remote, complete with a design that matches the standard Xbox controller.As soon as the controller is available in stores and online, you’ll be able to add it to your Xbox One arsenal for $25. It basically puts everything you would normally do with your voice into a package that is significantly smaller than the Xbox One controller. And if you kick or drop it off the sofa, it’s not going to accidentally change the channel, or worse, get damaged like the standard controller could.